We knew this was coming today, it sucks but nothing more could be expected of this team against a clearly superior OSU. We did have the right to expect a slightly better season, around the 6-6 or 7-5 that most of us predicted pre-season, but we are what our record says we are, as Bill Parcells says. With a couple of breaks we could have achieved it, but by the same token we got a break and played great against a pretty good ND team and won.
This will be the winter of our discontent, complete with a gnawing uncertainty over the future of the program, worries about recruiting, fighting off Fire RR columns and dipshit fans, all while clinging to what our rational minds know: that our talent base was less than we ever imagined, and that this is tougher than most of us ever thought. We have an immature team, a coaching staff struggling for answers, and a restless fan base.
But we are also Michigan, and we can overcome. Cling to that, and remember it during the long winter coming. If that isn't exactly a comfort, that is the definition of resolute determination-the odds appear stacked, but we have no choice but to stay with it and prevail. Good things can come, if we stay with it and remember that. Ultimately, we have no choice.